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The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that tooth decay is one of the most common medical disorders, second only to the average cold. This problem often affects children, leading health officials to wonder what more they can do to reduce the number of young people developing cavities and other dental health issues.
Recently, regulators in Massachusetts have proposed to loosen the requirements for who can administer a flouride varnish that has been found to help prevent cavities.The Boston Globe reports that the new regulations would allow a non-licensed individual to apply the varnish with the assistance of a licensed doctor or dentist.
These individuals would have to complete a state-approved training program before becoming certified. This initiative is an effort to help people in low-income areas gain access to oral care.
"Regulators said that only about 65 percent of the state’s population lives in communities with fluoride added to the water and many residents do not have access to regular dental care," according to the news source.
A vote on these new regulations is expected within the next month.
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